It’s the month of June and that means bloggers from all over are opening their homes for virtual tours. It’s a great time of year to peek into beautiful homes across the country and gather up oodles of summer decorating inspiration. Today, I’m sharing my cottage style summer home tour to kick off a week of 23 bloggers opening their virtual doors to you. You’ll see the week’s schedule at the bottom of this post. AND … I’m giving away a $30 gift card to Decor Steals!! All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me you want to enter to win. And now on with the tour …
I’ve spruced up my farmhouse porch just in time for your visit!
My home was built in the late 1800’s and has everything I love about older homes … big windows, wide baseboards, painted floors, squeaky doors, and crooked walls. You gotta take the good with the bad when it comes to older homes! I love my entry way in the morning when the sunshine pours into the room infusing energy into every nook and cranny.
In the family room, I made some recent changes for the season, adding a bit more color. I’ve kinda been on a color kick lately and the main thing I changed in here is the big clock on the wall.
Violets tucked in a tiny drawer add some fun … you can’t decorate for summer without flowers!
I had thought about swapping out the landscape burlap swags with white muslin ones just for the summer, but at the last minute I decided to leave them as is. I think the burlap helps provide a little bit of drama in the family room.
I did recently paint the living room a slightly lighter shade than it wore before, so I suppose the Steamed White paint gives this room more of a summer fresh feeling now.
I get asked a lot about the bamboo script mats I have in my home. I found them at a local boutique but you can visit the manufacturer’s website to find a retailer near you.
My home is decorated with a lot of flea market finds – no matter what the season.
To add a little more cottage style to my dining room, I hung a vintage hankie banner on the corner hutch.
We have a new vintage store in town and she has loads of vintage hankies that I couldn’t resist.
I thought the hankies would be a fun summer addition!
I’ll share more details of my summer dining room in an upcoming post.
In my kitchen you can always count on 2 decorating staples … flowers and white ironstone!
I love my white kitchen which is actually very easy to clean!
Our kitchen doesn’t have a lot of standard cabinetry but it does have a lot of free standing storage space, like this cottage style IKEA sideboard I purchased from a co-worker who no longer needed it.
I think it fits our kitchen perfectly!
I get asked about our kitchen flooring quite a bit. I believe it’s Mexican tile and it wasn’t original to the house. You’ll see a lot of vintage mirrors throughout my home … I have a bit of a fetish for them (in addition to white ironstone and vintage bottles).
The downstairs bathroom even gets a little summer primping with flowers and new wire baskets.
Finally, I’ve been adding summer touches in one of the upstairs bedrooms but I don’t want to reveal too much because I’m sharing the makeover tomorrow as part of the “Fun in the Sun” blog hop with several other bloggers! So stop back tomorrow for the full bedroom reveal. And on Wednesday, you can link up your own summer projects right here and be seen on 14 blogs!
Don’t forget to leave a comment telling me you want to win the $30 gift card to Decor Steals!
Winner will be announced June 30th.
Be sure to visit the other inspiring house tours by some amazingly talented bloggers!
Finding Silver Pennies | Town and Country Living | Migonis Home
Craftsberry Bush | The Hankful House | Life on Virginia Street | So Much Better with Age
House by Hoff | Everyday Enchanting | Maison de Pax | Wicks Nest
My Creative Days | Ella Claire | The Happy Housie | Rooms FOR Rent | The Lily Pad Cottage
Bliss at Home | Southern State of Mind | Designed Decor | The Woodgrain Cottage | 3 Little Greenwoods | Just A Girl and Her Blog | City Farmhouse